Children at risk

Barça collaborates with Unicef ​​to help children who are victims of natural disasters and extreme situations

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) created by the UN collects the rights of children in all countries of the world.

It is a very extensive document (it contains up to 54 articles), but it can be summarized in these fundamental principles: the right of children to a healthy life, to a quality education and to be protected against violence and any type of abuse.

Governments, citizens and families are responsible for defending the rights of children. However, in emergency situations, protecting them can be tough: the smallest tend to be the most vulnerable victims in these cases.

Mexico Earthquake

On September 7 and 19, two large earthquakes hit Mexico, causing hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries.

Seven million children live in the affected areas. The earthquake has not only destroyed homes, businesses and roads, but also schools: more than 5,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed. Not being able to go to class also affects your future.

To address the most urgent needs of children in Mexico, the Barça Foundation and UNICEF invested 200,000€ to build temporary schools, distribute educational materials and provide teacher raining on how to act in these cases.

La Fundació FCB i l’UNICEF acorden destinar 200.000 euros per atendre els afectats pels terratrèmols de…

Posted by FUNDACIÓ FC BARCELONA on Friday, September 29, 2017

Famine in South Sudan

Some emergency situations are not caused by natural disasters, but by man. Wars not only produce violence, but often force people to leave behind everything they have in order to escape conflict.

In South Sudan, a war has been going on for over three years. Thousands of families have fled violence and are now homeless, with no means  nor food. The situation is even worse because of the drought, which prevents its people from cultivating food to survive.

As a result, more than one million children suffer from malnutrition and 270,000 need urgent care. The UN has decreed the state of famine, which is the highest level of food crisis a country can suffer.

200,000 euros have been allocated to address this emergency situation. Unicef ​​teams and other organizations work in the country to create medical centers, provide food, treat diseases and build temporary schools so that children can continue their education.

Translated by Chaplin’s Languages | Find out more in Junior Report

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